Grade 6-8, 9-12
On-Demand Webinar

Teaching Economics While Cultivating Civil Dialogue: Lecture Based

Time: 60 mins,
Presenter: Cheryl Ayers


In this webinar teachers will be able to:

  • Understand how to use research-based economic reasoning skills to critically inquire, analyze, discuss, and debate economic topics to develop evidence-based opinions.
  • Identify controversial issues and culturally responsive teaching best-practices that cultivate civility toward opposing viewpoints while increasing student engagement.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.


The first in a series of two webinars, this lecture-based professional development reviews essential concepts, theories, best practices, activities, and lessons on how teachers can successfully teach economic topics using evidence-based opinions and civil dialogue instructional strategies. Research-based controversial issues and culturally responsive instructional strategies for teaching economics will be modeled by the presenters using current events articles, cost-benefit analysis, PACED decision-making, and the economic way of thinking six economic principles. Background knowledge, current events articles, student-friendly PPT slides, lessons, handouts, classroom-ready activity sheets, and research studies included.